Birth Name: John Franklin Candy
Date of Birth: October 31, 1950
Place of Birth: Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Date of Death: March 4, 1994
Place of Death: Durango City, Mexico
*Polish, Ukrainian (mother)
*English and/or Scottish (father)
John Candy was a Canadian actor.
John was the son of Evangeline (Akier/Aker) and Sidney James Candy. His mother was of Polish and Ukrainian descent. His father was said to be of English and/or Scottish ancestry. He was married to Rosemary Margaret Hobor, with whom he had two children.
John’s maternal grandfather was Frank Michael Aker (the son of Michael Akier and Anna Rzgbzinska). Frank was born in Ukraine, and his ancestry was likely a mix of Ukrainian and Polish.
John’s maternal grandmother was Jozefa/Josephine Stefaniuk (the daughter of Daniel Stefanik and Sophia Kosakiewicz). Jozefa was born in Ukraine. Daniel was Ukrainian. Sophia was the daughter of Pawel Kosakiewicz and Mary Gruszewska, who were both Polish.
John’s paternal grandparents likely were Charles Archibald Sidney Candy and Jessie Maud Mary Banks. Charles was born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England. Jessie was born in Chippenham, Wiltshire, England.
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